Have Your Healthiest Summer
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Summer will be here sooner than you think! Are you prepared? I personally
canít wait. To me, summer means endless days in the sun at the beach,
diving into hotdogs and símores during camp cook-outs and BBQs, and
basically spending as much time as I can outdoors. Wherever you are,
summer and warm weather are great reasons to get in shape and have fun.
Here are five ideas to help you have your healthiest summer this year!
Get out and play! Instead of reclining on the beach all day, get up and
move with a brisk walk down the beach or a swim in the water. Plan your
summer vacations around active outdoor activities, like a day hike or a
biking trip. Organize a backyard get-together not for a barbeque but for
yard games like badminton or volleyball!
Donít weigh yourself down with heavy meals during the summer. During the
winter, hearty meals like beef stew are perfect, but in the sweltering
heat and humidity? No thanks! Most people, myself included, gravitate
toward lighter meals during the warmer months. Try something fresh and
easy like tasty summer salads with a splash of olive oil or wrap
sandwiches and veggie sticks!
Keep cool by drinkingÖwater! I know youíve heard it before, but staying
hydrated canít be emphasized enough. Itís especially important to drink
water during the summer when youíre out in the sun and heat, sweating.
Ditch the sugary drinks and iced lattes and conquer thirst with a cold
glass of water. Try leaving a cooler in your car packed with water bottles
for easy access during your day. Add lemon or lime slices (or both) to
your water for a little zing!
Replace those lazy summer days with volunteer work. Become a mentor. Join
a beach-sweep or neighborhood cleanup to get yourself moving! Volunteer at
a humane society or animal shelter to take dogs on walks! Feel great
mentally and socially by doing something to make a difference in other
Finally, donít forget to protect your skin from the sun. Wear sunscreen
with an SPF of at least 15 to help your skin stay healthy and protected
from harmful UV rays! Apply sunscreen generously and at least 30 minutes
in advance of sun exposure so it can absorb into your skin. If youíre
going to be swimming and sweating, buy sunscreen thatís waterproof.
Lastly, donít forget to reapply!
Remember to stay cool, have fun, and challenge yourself with new
activities. Follow my five tips and youíll be on your way to a healthy and
If you have any comments or suggestions about todayís podcast or any fun
health diet or fitness tips please feel free to email me at
LadyDietPodcast at dietdotcom
This is lady diet signing offÖ